Château Sociando Mallet Haut Médoc 2012 1.5L

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SKU 03147

1.5L

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Sociando-Mallet is clearly one of the finest, if not the finest, estate in Haut-Medoc. Planted to 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, the vineyard is superbly situated overlooking the Gironde River. The style of the wine is one of inky black color, loads of concentration and plenty of tannin. 'Sociando-Mallet is the poster child for what cru bourgeois estates can achieve. This is a wine that is consistently of classified-growth quality and also one of the longest lived wines made in the Medoc.' Robert Parker
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Haut Medoc
Brand Château Sociando Mallet
  • wa90

Wine AdvocateOnce again proprietor Jean Gautreau has hit pay dirt with a beautiful blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. Wonderfully sweet, ripe tannins seem to be a rule of thumb from this great terroir just to the north of St.-Estèphe's Château Montrose. A beautiful deep ruby/purple color, decent acidity, medium to full-bodied mouthfeel and stunning fruit put this wine right in the midst of the best classified crus from the Médoc, yet it has never been classified. Go figure. Softer than I would have suspected (and I've been following and buying this wine since the mid-1970s), this wine will still age beautifully for 10-15+ years.

Robert Parker, April 2015
  • ws88-91

Wine SpectatorDelivers a solid core of blueberry and blackberry fruit, with an ample coating of toast. A graphite edge courses through the finish. Score range: 88-91

James Molesworth, 2013